Family, friends fete Walter Sommers with birthday party at Westminster Village

Family, friends and neighbors joined Walter and Louise Sommers on Dec. 27 to celebrate Walter’s 96th birthday with a party hosted by Sommers children Nancy and Ron at Westminster Village in Terre Haute.

Walter enjoyed champagne, carrot cake and coffee and shared his thoughts on life, his work at the Meis stores in Terre Haute and current events (See related story: Walter Sommers celebrates 96th, expounds on history, future).

Photos captured scenes from the festive occasion:

Walter visits with Westminster Village official Sara Young

Guests survey the light buffet

The Card Room provides a congenial dining atmosphere

The celebration continues with food and conversation

Guests sing “Happy Birthday” to Walter and Edibles Catering staff serve the cake

Walter visits with friends and Nancy Sommers shares a moment with Louise

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